News: Kanye West Protege Eyes Down The Throne, "Ye Tellin' Me I'm Gonna Be The Best Rapper Of All Time"
Monday, Apr 2, 2012 9:25PM
G.O.O.D. Music leader Kanye West envisions a bright future for protege Big Sean, who he reportedly claims will become the best rapper of all time when it is all said and done.
According to the Detroit-bred emcee, Yeezy sees him standing in a class all by himself later down the road.
For the hardworking G.O.O.D. Music rapper, we're sure the break came in handy. Not only does he have the G.O.O.D. Music compilation dropping sometime this year, Sean is also planning to release his sophomore LP. "My album's coming this summer. I can probably say at the latest at the end of August. I got Tyga on there. I got, of course, 'Ye on there," he revealed. Somewhere in between all those sessions is when Kanye made his bold and surprising prediction: "I'm here kickin' with 'Ye," Sean recalled, "and 'Ye tellin' me I'm gonna be the best rapper of all time." (MTV)
Last fall, Sean said Ye previously proclaimed his future outlook alongside rap mogul Jay-Z.
"I think he wants the best, just somebody that he thinks has the potential to be bigger and better than him, his protege or whatever," Sean told Peter Bailey. "I remember we were standing next to Jay-Z and he was like you're gonna be the best rapper, talking to me. And Jay was looking like, 'Yeah, whatever.'" (NBC Nitecap)
In early June, Yeezy appeared at Sean's Finally Famous album listening session and proclaimed the rapper's greatness.
"Big Sean's story is one of the most amazing ever because he literally got signed off of a freestyle, to now...having the potential to be one of the biggest artists in the world," Ye said. "What Beyonce is to R&B...Big Sean can be to rap." (YouTube)
Following the huge co-sign, the rapper gracefully accepted his mentor's accolades.
"You know, I am gonna be that. I'm gonna take it there. I'm not gonna make 'Ye eat his words or anything," he says. "I appreciate him being so outspoken and for believing in me so much. It gives me my own confidence." (VIBE)
Check out a recent Big Sean interview below: